Debow's Review; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources Volume 2

Debow's Review; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...opportunities of observation and information were of consequence very great. He has availed himself of this in his work, and furnishes much in relation to the secret history of the government. Of what was going on outside of Richmond his knowledge was limited, and this is the field which we have selected for ourself, but we shall very often refer to the pages of our friend for illustrations. He is now in his grave, poor fellow, having just lived long enough to complete his work, which will long live as an able and interesting chronicle of the "times that tried men's souls." For the sake of his family, as for its intrinsic merits, we trust the work will pass through many editions. There are points in it which we shall criticise hereafter. Messrs. Harper & Brothers send: 1. Four Years in the Saddle, by Col. Harry Gilmor. 2. Home.s_ Without Hands, by the Rev. J. G. Wood. The fame of Harry Gilmor, as a dashing cavalry leader of the war, will commend his work to readers North and South. It is written with the life and spirit of romance, but has all the merits of authentic history. Col. Gilmor was twice:1 prisoner of war at the North, and gives this testimony; " I have been among the prisoners at Columbia, Salisbury, Danville and Richmond, and it is my belief that the prisoners at the South were better fed than we were, and had a greater variety of food, and more of it. They got the same rations as our soldiers in the field. If there was privation it was caused by our poverty, not our will." "Homes without Hands" is a superb volume, in matter, appearance, and illustrations. It describes the habitations of animals according to their principles of construction. Insects, birds, reptiles, animals of every kind...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865758
  • 9781236865755